Parker County Today September 2016 - Page 110

our youth: AG KIDS The Spooner Brothers - Part 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY BY KATHERINE ROSE Garrison Spooner is a 9-year-old student at Mary Martin Elementary along with his twin brother Graham. Having shown lambs for three years, this year will be his third show at the county level. The lambs he brought to show this year were Lambey, Larry, Louis and Kirby, all of which were sold in the market shows. The Spooners have plans to start breeding their own animals for show instead of buying them and have already bought a breeding lamb for this year. Garrison has won Grand Champion and made the Parker County sale with his lambs. 108 Garrison is involved in Parker County 4-H where he attends cooking and leatherwork classes. Last year he and his brother also learned how to make a rocket out of a coke bottle.  His favorite part of showing is when he is “setting up my lambs off to brace.” Throughout his young career in showing, he said the most difficult thing he has had to face is whenever the lambs “step on my feet.” Garrison isn’t quite sure about what he will do in the future but currently plans to continue showing and having as much fun as he can.